Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Featured artist at Dandilion Designs!

The lovely Wren over at Dandilion Designs has kindly featured my Etsy store on her blog. I just love it that she's such a fan of Ernest - he feels quite honored! Check out her great blog and give her your comments!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Frostig Collection

Last week we went to a cool little event at William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica. It was the unveiling of the 2007 Frostig Collection, an ingenious concept developed by parents of children at the Frostig Center, a school for children with learning disabilities in Pasadena, California. The annual collection features a series of sculptures and works on paper by some of well-known artists, some of whom happen to be my personal favorites. A limited number of works are produced and sold, with sales benefiting the school. This lithograph by Charles Arnoldi is in this year's collection, available for $1,200 (or $5,000 for the collection of four lithos and one woodcut created for this year's series). I LOVE this fundraising concept!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Make Your Own Pollock!

Got a minute and need to have a quick creative outlet? Check out this nifty online gizmo by Miltos Manetas: Turn up some jazz music and go nuts with the paints. Left click for color! Now go create your own Jackson Pollock.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

A Remedios Varo for sale?!?!?

I still can't believe we saw this 1958 painting by Remedios Varo, "Papilla Estelar," at the recent LA Art Show. It's currently living at the Frey Norris Gallery in San Francisco, but it can be yours for a cool $1 million. Varo is absolutely one of my all-time favorite artists. I first fell in love with her work at the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City. Her life story - brought up by her engineer father in Spain, hanging with the surrealists in Paris just before WWII, then fleeing to Mexico at the onset of the war - is as fascinating as her incredibly detailed, delicate and other-worldly paintings. Anyone want to give me $1 million? I really hope this ends up in a public institution for all to enjoy. The Frey Norris Gallery has quite a little treasure trove of work by female surrealists in its "Annex."

Thursday, February 08, 2007

My Tiny Showcase Acquisition

I'm so excited to be one of the lucky few to purchase this week's Tiny Showcase, "The Walks I Take Turn To Paper" by Gregory Euclide. I love this work! Its texture is amazing, like you can reach out and touch the felt and the wood he used in the original. The signed and numbered series of 200 sold out within 30 minutes of its release on Tuesday, so I lucked out! TS makes art collecting so fun - and affordable.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Lovely Avalon

We had a great weekend in the cute little town of Avalon, on Santa Cantalina Island. Perfect weather, full moon, great wine. Good times! The best part - we took a bus to the boat, so we never even had to get in a car. I'm posting some of my photos from the trip at my Etsy site.